About Ryan Castle

Ryan Castle is the CEO of the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® and the Cape Cod & Islands Multiple Listing Service.

An Announcement on the future of CCIMLS

2017-05-05T20:26:43+00:00

Over the last year and a half, we have embarked on an initiative – an initiative spearheaded by our members and their feedback. We have listened, taken input, and as a result are making a major upgrade to the Cape Cod & Islands Multiple Listing Service. Today, we are thrilled to announce that in February [...]

Join us for a Drone Demo & Legal Update on Drone Usage in Real Estate

2017-05-05T20:26:43+00:00

A great way to celebrate the end of summer! Watch a drone demo by Affiliate Member, Zach Lesinski of 20/20 Skysight and hear the reasons why using a Drone could help your business. Ashley Stolba, MAR's Legal Counsel will be on hand to address the legal side of using drones in the real estate [...]

JULY HOUSING REPORT: Closed sales down, pending sales up; Inventory remains low

2017-05-05T20:26:43+00:00

According to preliminary data released last week by the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® (CCIAOR), 433 homes sold in July, 348 single-family homes and 85 condominiums. Median sales price was $376,000 for single-family homes and $300,000 for condominiums. Last July, 504 homes (397 single- family homes and 107 condos) sold at a median [...]

2017 CCIAOR and CCIMLS Board of Directors Elections: Petition and Election Information

2017-05-05T20:26:43+00:00

It's time to start the election process for your new leadership of the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® and MLS! We're looking for dynamic, strategic thinkers who are passionate about real estate and strive to serve the real estate industry, the Association and the Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard community. The CCIAOR [...]

MEDIA ADVISORY: Tips to avoid being scammed in a vacation rental

2017-05-05T20:26:43+00:00

Cape Cod real estate agents are reporting vacationers continue to be scammed through online websites. Here are some helpful tips from the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® to ensure your vacation goes smoothly instead of arriving on the Cape to find that you do not have a vacation rental: -Call and talk to [...]

CFPB Makes Clear Lenders’ Ability to Share CD

2017-05-05T20:26:44+00:00

Earlier this year, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau announced that it was considering changes to Know Before You Owe - also known as the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure, or TRID - including a clarification of the rules regarding sharing the CD. The CFPB made good on that promise when it announced a proposed rule on TRID, [...]

Room Occupancy Tax defeated in Conference Committee

2017-05-05T20:26:44+00:00

UPDATE: The room occupancy tax provision was defeated in Conference Committee and was not included in the Economic Development bill that passed the legislature. A version of the room occupancy tax bill passed the Massachusetts Senate and currently is in a conference committee. Much like the mandatory energy audit and scoring proposals that were included [...]